The principle of beauty

‘I have left no immortal work behind me — nothing to make any friend proud of my memory but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had time, I  would have made myself remembered’…………..John Keats


Treading the path of life,

I adhered not to the principles

Established by the world

In connection with beauty——-

What is beautiful and what is not beautiful.

With my own experiences, I do understand

That all are beautiful

And I find not the cockroach

Less beautiful than the butterfly.


Who is ugly and who is beautiful?

All are beautiful depending on the onlooker.

Who is beautifully touchable and who is not?

All are touchable,

My inner voice says so

And my audacity of thoughts defines thus,

All creations of God

Are beautifully touchable.


Warfare and destruction are rampant

And the battlefield too has her beauties—–

The beauty of fighting like a patriot,

To protect one’s motherland,

The beauty of dying like a hero

And the beauty of accepting death

When and where it comes.


There is beauty in adversity,

Where one learns perseverance, forbearance,

Endurance pared to perfection.

The mundanely meandering river,

The papier mache puppets, the delineated rubble

Are all glimpses of beauty

Where experience beautifully crystallizes

Into blissful memories.


Every flower promises to be a fruit,

Every son promises to be a man,

Every well promises water,

Every oyster promises a pearl,

Every breeze promises a fragrance,

Every poet promises a poem,

Every woman promises the beauty of breasts

And every man promises the strength of muscles,

All based on the principle of beauty.


Look around,

There is always

A promise of beauty

For the principle of beauty

Falters not and wavers not.


pramila khadun




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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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